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The Problem

You are the head of the Creative Department of a major comic book publisher (such as Marvel or DC).  It is your job to design the next comic book superhero—or super villain—who will capture the attention of large audiences (and hopefully spark movies, toys, and other merchandise).   What should be the look, personality, and backstory of this new character?

How do you create a comic book superstar?

Students will review the elements of designing comic book characters, and use these techniques in their own creations.

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